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Geomatics Profession Act, No. 19 of 2013

Long title


To provide for the transformation of the geomatics profession; to provide for the establishment of the South African Geomatics Council as a juristic person; to provide for the facilitation of accessibility to the geomatics profession; to provide for different categories of registered persons and branches in the Geomatics profession; to provide for the identification of areas of work to be performed by the different categories of registered persons; to provide for the recognition of certain voluntary associations by the Council; to provide for measures designed to protect the public from unethical geomatics practices; to provide for measures in order to maintain a high standard of professional conduct and integrity; to provide for the establishment of disciplinary mechanisms; to provide for the establishment of an Appeal Board; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF ACT

CHAPTER 1 DEFINITIONS AND GEOMATICS PROFESSION PRINCIPLES
1. Definitions
2. Geomatics profession principles

CHAPTER 2 SOUTH AFRICAN GEOMATICS COUNCIL
3. Establishment of South African Geomatics Council
4. Composition of Council
5. Disqualification as member of Council and vacation of office
6. Committees of Council
7. Functions of Council
8. Powers and duties of Council
9. Meetings of Council
10. Decisions of Council
11. Remuneration of members of Council and committees
12. Funds of Council and keeping and auditing of accounts

CHAPTER 3 REGISTRATION
13. Registration of persons
14. Cancellation of registration
15. Return of registration certificate
16. Identification of geomatics profession work
17. Carrying on of geomatics profession by company

CHAPTER 4 VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS
18. Recognition of voluntary associations

CHAPTER 5 PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
19. Code of conduct
20. Investigation of charge of improper conduct
21. Steps after investigation
22. Appointment of disciplinary tribunal
23. Disciplinary hearing
24. Proceedings after hearing

CHAPTER 6 APPEALS
25. Establishment of Appeal Board
26. Meetings, procedures and administration of Appeal Board
27. Remuneration and allowances of members of Appeal Board
28. Appeal against decisions of Council and disciplinary tribunal
29. Appeal to High Court of South Africa

CHAPTER 7 GENERAL
30. Professional fees
31. Regulations and rules
32. Procedure and evidence
33. Rectification of errors
34. Liability
35. Delegation of powers
36. Offences and penalties
37. Transitional provisions
38. Repeal and amendment of laws
39. Act binding on State
40. Short title and commencement
Sch1. SCHEDULE 1 REPEAL OF LAWS [s38(1)]
Sch2. SCHEDULE 2 AMENDMENT OF LAWS  [s38(2)]
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